I have neglected bringing this tool to the forefront. Some years ago Joel of Tools for Working Wood (www.toolsforworkingwood.com) came out with a very special kit named under his brand name Gramercy the Gramercy 12″ Bow Saw Kit. It is an incredible kit and once you’ve made the saw you’ll find it works so beautifully…

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I recently progressed the videos on making different types of frame saw using different ingredients to maximise performance. Visitors stopped by over the days I was working and we were filming and they saw the saws in progress and indeed being used. One man asked my why Europeans didn’t adopt the English tenon saw for…

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If you have not yet made one of these you should. They are quick and simple to make and give you the European push and pull stroke saw in a single saw which is useful depending on where you want to be. Here is the video to walk you through the steps. Two hours work…

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Several of you in the USA have asked for the bowsaw blades I used in the USA frame saw. I used these made by Milwaukee and found them excellent. I found these in The Home Depot store but I am sure you can get them online too. This type doesn’t have the wavy corrugated edge…

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Sorry everyone, I realised that there was a little confusion by my creating two videos that ‘aired’ at the same time, one via YouTube and the other via our woodworkingmasterclasses. Both blasted off with the lowest inertia ever and I was taken a little by surprise. These are low-cost highly effective saws that are different…

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Some asked if frame saw blades can be sharpened and the answer is yes, most of the regular ones can be but not the fancy turbo ones with Japanese teeth. I put this video together to show the simplicity of sharpening them. It takes about 5 five minutes to do and they will last for…

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  • Gael on Sharp TalkingPaul, getting older and being more experienced lends itself to intolerance. You are a master with infinite patience, but still there are those occasions where YOU want to scream. I…
  • Jeff D on Branching outA peach branch fell on him. He plum forgot who he was. Not a cherry story at all. Hit him right in his Adam's apple. He can't pear wood anymore.
  • Rob Ling on Where My Wood Comes FromI've been there before I was really into woodworking but loved it. Good cafe too (I like my food). If you ever visit Hull Minster, there are mouseman pieces in there too featuring…
  • RH on Where My Wood Comes FromI call it being 'past my use by date.'
  • RH on Where My Wood Comes FromUvalde, TX. Home of 'Cactus' Jack Garner, Vice-President with FDR before Harry Truman.
  • BENEDICT O'SULLIVAN on Town BuildingsI understand why 'power' tools have become dominant: is the nature of humans to look for 'better' ways to do things. Who fancies swapping the modern sawmill for the log saws of old…
  • Ermir on Plane Knob Without a LatheThis is yet another degree of freedom! I don't need a plane knob today, but this allows me to modify turned legs, to make handles, to make round sections anywhere I like, practical…